Linda Kirkman:

Relationship skills for life


Bendigo sex therapy, counselling, professional development, and seminars on relationships and sexuality for all ages. Based in Bendigo, Victoria; will travel. Sex-positive and diversity-friendly.

Code of Conduct


The national Code of Conduct sets standards for non-registered providers, who are not regulated under the national scheme by AHPRA. It also applies to registered practitioners operating outside their area of registration, for example a physiotherapist providing reiki therapy.


The code became Victorian law on 1 February 2017. Any possible breach of this code by a non-registered provider may be grounds for a complaint to, or investigation by, the HCC.


In summary, the Code of Conduct says that practitioners must:


Provide services in a safe and ethical manner

Obtain consent from their clients

Display appropriate conduct when giving treatment advice

Report concerns about treatment or care provided by other health care workers

Take appropriate action in response to adverse events

Adopt standard precautions for infection control

Practice safely if diagnosed with infectious medical conditions

Not make claims to cure certain serious illnesses

Not misinform their clients

Not practice under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Modify or stop practicing if they have certain mental or physical impairments

Not financially exploit clients

Not engage in sexual misconduct

Comply with relevant privacy laws

Keep appropriate records

Be covered by appropriate insurance

Display information about this code and how to make a complaint.


If you are not satisfied with our service, please contact us. We take complaints seriously and aim to resolve them quickly and fairly.


If you remain dissatisfied with our response, you may contact the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC). The HCC responds to complaints about health services and the handling of health information in Victoria. Their service is free, confidential and impartial. To lodge a complaint with the HCC:


Fill out a complaint form online at or

Phone 1300 582 113 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to discuss your complaint.